New law allows internet providers to sell your browsing history without permission

New law allows internet providers to sell your browsing history without permission


JOINING US FOR 22NEWS AT 10, I’M TAMARA SACHARCZYK. INTERNET PROVIDERS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO SELL YOUR BROWSING HISTORY, WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION. 22NEWS REPORTER TASHANEA WHITLOW JOINS US LIVE TO EXPLAIN HOW LAWMAKERS, ARE TRYING TO PROTECT YOU. TASHANEA: STATE LAWMAKERS HAVE FILED LEGISLATION TO STOP INTERNET PROVIDERS FROM SHARING YOUR INTERNET BROWSING HISTORY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. GWENDOLYN WEBB SMITH: I WOULD BE PRETTY UPSET TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE SHARING MY INFORMATION WITH OTHER CONSUMERS. TASHANEA: PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED A NEW LAW THAT ROLLS BACK INTERNET PRIVACY RULES THAT WERE PASSED UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. THE BILL ALLOWS INTERNET PROVIDERS SELL YOUR INTERNET BROWSING HISTORY TO MARKETERS, WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION. STATE LAWMARKERS ARE NOW FIGHTING BACK. THEY FILED LEGISLATION THIS WEEK THAT WOULD REQUIRE PROVIDERS TO GET YOUR PERMISSION FROM SHARING YOUR PERSONAL BROWING HISTORY. GWENDOLYN WEBB SMITH: INVADING MY PRIVACY. IT ALLOWS YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER TO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA, LIKE YOUR BROWSING HISTORY. PEOPLE TOLD 22NEWS, THEY’RE UNHAPPY ABOUT THE NEW CHANGE. MARK LEPAK, SUFFIELD, CT IT DOESN’T MAKE ME FEEL GOOD. I MEAN IT’S KINDA OF SCARY THAT THEY CAN SELL THAT TO MARKETERS AND BASICLY MAKE MONEY OFF YOUR BROWSING HISTORY AND KINDA TARGET WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING TO SHOPPING WISE. TASHANEA: CRITICS OF THE PRESIDENT’S LAW HAVE PRIVACY CONCERNS, AND SO DO RESIDENTS. GWENDOLYN WEBB SMITH BECAUSE I WANT TO ALWAYS BE WELL AWARE OF WHAT’S GOING ON WITH MY PERSONAL INFORMATION. THEREFORE, WE DON’T HAVE THESE TECHNICALITIES, LATER ON. TASHANEA: PRIVACY ADVOCATES ARE OUTRAGED AT THE PRESIDENT’S BILL AND HAVE SINCE STARTED A GO-FUND-ME PAGE. TASHANEA: THEY PLAN TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY THE INTERNET HISTORY OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, WHO PASSED THE LAW.

Danny Hutson

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